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nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Tuesday rejected the stated intention of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to retrench 981 permanent workers and over 1,000 freelancers as part of a restructuring project.  

The SABC on Monday notified staff of the possible retrenchments.  “Workers cannot suffer because of the circus that was ran by one Hlaudi Motsoeneng while at the helm of the public broadcaster.  Hlaudi and the former board was allowed to run the SABC like their own spaza shop and now workers must lose their jobs because of their inability to practise good governance and financial prudency,” said Nehawu general secretary Zola Saphetha.  He went on to note that they found it flummoxing that treasury was willing to rescue SAA and SA Express, but no measures were put in place to save the SABC as the public broadcaster.  Nehawu called on the SABC to “negotiate in good faith”, saying the broadcaster had agreed that a facilitator be appointed by the CCMA to deal with the matter.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, SACP and Cosatu give SABC a stern jobs warning, on page 4 of The Star of 31 October 2018

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